MGYA, Classic Car, Rare Vintage Car, 4-door British Car, Rare MG, "Mini Rolls"

Price: US $16,050.00 Item location: Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: MG
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: YA Saloon
  • Type: 4 door saloon
  • Trim: 4 door, sunroof, saloon
  • Year: 1948
  • Mileage: unknown
  • Color: Ivory & Brown (Cream & Crackers)
  • Engine size: 1 1/4 liter
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: 4-speed
  • Drive type: RWD, right hand steering
  • Interior color: Dark Red
  • Options: Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1948 MG Other YA Saloon

1948 MGYA- you don’t see these classic saloons here in the USA very often. I need space NOW, o this car is being listed for a very low price with a low reserve. A very handsome and distinctive car. Many interesting features fitted as standard such as the Smiths 'Jackall' four wheel hydraulic jacking system. This consists of four hydraulic jacks located adjacent to the wheels that can be lowered all at the same time to support the car entirely free of the ground, his enabled wheel changes and general maintenance. (And a fun way to show the car.) The front, ear or entire car can be raised by a hand operated hydraulic pump located under the engine bonnet. One of the first cars featuring rack and pinion steering with independent front suspension. Other features worthy of note are the crank open front windshield and a large sliding steel sunroof.

All original interior details are intact including the wood trim and dash, ront and rear ashtrays, djustable telescopic steering column, ear seat fold down armrest and more. Car has trafficators, hich are not properly fitted with the lenses so disconnected, ut all the parts are available through the UK if you wish to make operable. Currently fitted with Lucas “D” style dual tail and signal lights. A great model for touring with a very large trunk. The spare tire fits under the trunk through a removable door similar to a Triumph TR3. The spare tire lid and surrounding area was damaged when the car was rolled off a trailer by the prior owner so some rear body paint and easy finish work is needed. But the body and paint are in excellent condition overall with good fit and proper gaps and all the correct chrome trim. (In one photo the right side of hood is unlatched, hen fully closed it all fits very well.) Lots of interesting details. What does this car need? I have not run it in several years but it always started right up. It needs reinforcement panels welded onto a few areas of the frame (as is very typical over the years. Box beam frame gathers strength from it's structure not the thickness of the metal. So rust repairs of sections of the frame are very typical on these cars. (Frame was not damaged by accident.) The low reserve allows plenty of room to have this work done and repair made to spare tire door and trunk arear.) Equipped with the original single SU carb, ut twin carbs from a TD or MGA are often added to improve performance. Some also update the front brakes with MGB disc brake parts, hich are said to bolt right in. I redid the brakes and wheel cylinder with original new Bronze brake cylinders from the UK when I purchased the car. I also replaced the rear leaf springs at that time. The prior owner, ho restored the car, sed it mostly for display. My intent was to modernize the cars performance a bit and build it up to make a regular touring car of it. (Some have fitted the Moss supercharger or even an MGB engine if you don’t want to keep it proper and original as it is now.) It has comfortable seats for 4 adults and has plenty of room in the trunks for bags. But alas, ther projects have taken all my attention. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a rather rare MG that is very original, ith an excellent body. Very nice chrome. With a very low price you can take this car to it’s true potential as a fun car for those days when your 2-seater does not afford enough space, or further re-restore to show condition if you wish.) Take the family or dogs with you! And if the weather is cold or rainy you will be out of the elements! If you own a MGTC, D, F or other MG, r other British or classic car this would be a great addition and you won't see another one at the show or going down the road! There is a highly supportive club in the UK with an exceptional monthly newsletter. A full compliment of parts is available from them.

This car needs a new headliner and proper hubcaps, oth of which are available through the club and UK vendors. Not included is the extra horn and Hella driving light, nd the badge mounted on the front of the car (not proper parts for this car). The badge bar is included along with documentation of the former restoration by the prior owner, John Gary, ormer recording star from the 1960s and avit MG collector). Naturally this vintage MG is sold as is.

Buyer must arrange for shipping, lthough if you live in New England I might be willing to deliver the car to you upon full payment. PayPal deposit of $1,000 required within 24 hours of auction. Car is located in Southern New Hampshire about an hour from Boston and minutes from MHT airport if you wish to see the car.

These four-door saloons have a classic styling that, ike many automobiles in the immediate postwar years, adn’t really been updated since the 1930s. All four doors are hinged at the B-pillar, esulting in suicide doors in the front. The doors close with a solid, ositive “thud”. The engine is referred to as a slightly detuned version of the same four-cylinder unit used in the TC. The YA offered more creature comforts than the bare bones T-Series sports cars. Leather, riginal vinyls and wood appointments fit well with MG’s then-traditional octagonal gauges to the Y-Types a more upscale fit and finish.

Brief typical technical specifications from the time…

Engine: XPAG 4 cylinders in line, ater-cooled.

Bore & Stroke: 66.5mm x 90mm

Capacity: 1250cc

Valve gear: Pushrod overhead.

Compression ratio: 7:2:1

Power Output: 46bhp (@4,800rpm)

Carburation: Single SU 1W semi downdraught.

Clutch: 7”' Borg & Beck single dry plate.

Gearbox: 4 speed, ynchro on 2nd, rd and top

Suspension: Front: Independent coil and wishbone. Rear; Half elliptic.

Shock absorbers: Luvax-Girling piston type.

Brakes: Lockheed hydraulic with 9" drums.

Wheelbase: 8'3"

Track: front 3'11" rear: 4'2"

Steering: Direct acting rack and pinion.

Production: Early 1947 to late 1953.

Number produced: YA: 6158.

Fuel consumption: approx 27mpg.

“The car’s rarity is certain to garner special attention!”